MEDIA LITERACY WEEK - OCTOBER 25 - 30, 2021
SEXTING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO RESPOND? #220
Facilitators: CHRISTINE STURGEON AND HEATHER COBB
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Your colleague is devastated! They found a sext to their 14-year-old on the family tablet. In this short workshop, learn how to support that colleague and respond to teen sexting. We will explore:
· What is a sext? Why do teens, and adults, sext? Is it legal?
· What to say to teens to help them explore healthy relationships and intimacy
· How to talk about consent, trust and privacy in a way that keeps communication
open and helps teens stay safe.
This workshop is for parents, teachers, healthcare providers and anyone who works with or cares for youth.
MEDIA LITERACY WEEK - OCTOBER 25 - 30, 2021 SEXTING: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO RESPO
Christine Sturgeon (B.Ed., Certified Child Development Coordinator, Certified Addiction Studies) is an AHS-Sexual and Reproductive Health Community Educator with professional experience as a high school teacher, crisis intervention & family specialist, parent educator and addictions support home provider. She has had the opportunity to teach an array of topics such as healthy sexuality, working with high risk youth, ESL and domestic conflict resolution.
Heather Cobb uses she/her/hers pronouns and is a Sexual Health Promotion Specialist with the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program, Alberta Health Services in Calgary. An education and training professional, Heather’s education includes a Bachelor of Sciences in sociology and psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the UK. Areas of focus and particular interest for Heather include normalizing sexuality in the family, and sexuality and disability.